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Whatever happens to strike my fancy, but surely some sort of fiber content.


12 pairs of unfinished socks! Enjoy your centipede summer :)Socks are wonderful for summer projects because you can take them anywhere and they don't make you warmer as they don't sit on your lap as you knit them. I don't have any "hotness" problems yet because it's still so darn cold here!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:32 PM  

I feel better now -- I only have 4 unfinished pair!


By Blogger Marg, at 11:33 AM  

I have lots of socks to do, too, so I'll definitely cheer you on. :) Maybe that can help me stay motivated knitting wool socks even when it gets hot outside!

By Blogger cathy, at 10:33 PM  

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Monday, June 01, 2009  

Summer of the Socks

Oh my, M! Isn't that uncanny? I don't expect anything in particular on Friday but the situation with my dad and with all else fluid in my life is such that I won't be surprised if I feel either pressured or scolded. Here is what MsHoroscope has to say for today, though ...

If you're one of the Virgos who's been working and worrying yourself into the ground for longer than you care to remember, hang on in there! You are not quite at the end of the cycle yet, but today and over the next few day, you can actually get a bit of a reprieve - if you're willing to put in the effort to make it happen! Some wonderful alignments in your Well Being Zone suggest that if you book yourself in for some pampering, eg: a massage, some time off, a quiet dinner, or even if you just set aside an hour for a candlelit bath … you really will reap major benefits. Go on. You've earned it.

um. well. You all know I am one of those Virgos but there isn't time or money for booking massages or quiet dinners. I can have a candlelit bath – might even do so - but what I know I will be doing all week is conducting school tours. Every half hour from 10 to 2, from Monday to Friday, kids will be hearing about the summer reading club. Sadly, I don't have anything nearly as exciting as last year's bug banquet but we will have dancing, drawing, and drama classes throughout the 6 weeks of the program and if I can't make that sound interesting, well... let's just say I can.

Yesterday I spent a little time getting to know all the unfinished sock projects tucked away in the downstairs of my house. I am not sure what is upstairs. I will tackle that part later, tomorrow, at Tara. What I found were 6 pairs at least at the half way point and yarn to knit 6 more pairs.

That's 12 pairs of socks!!

I've been toying with having a marathon sock month this summer to see just how many of these I can finish up but with this many pairs in the queue and with so much grand sock yarn waiting in the wings, I'm thinking that this should be the Summer of the Sock. Especially since today is June first – not any sort of astronomical start of summer, but in Upper Tidewater Virginia, the beginning as far as matters.

So. The question is: How May Socks Can The Queen Knit In A Summer?

We shall just have to see.

posted by Bess | 6:59 AM